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A practical how-to guide to developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining effective family life education programs. Drawing on the best scholarship and their own years of professional experience, the authors of this thoroughly updated Third Edition begin by discussing the foundations of family life education and encourage readers to develop their own outreach philosophies. The book then helps readers learn principles and methods for reaching out to the public and how to form and use community collaborations and use principles of social marketing to promote programs.

Teaching Skills and Tools in Family Life Education
Teaching Skills and Tools in Family Life Education

In previous chapters, we’ve spoken of the nuts and bolts of family life education (FLE) program creation, including creating a problem statement and goal, reviewing leading-edge scholarly content and extracting the teachable ideas learners most need to know, creating change objectives, and evaluating whether your efforts have made a difference. We have also discussed principles for effective instruction and the importance of creating a context of caring in FLE.

With an overall goal, content selected, learning objectives established, and an overall instructional design and procedure of engagement set, we are ready to select delivery methods or learning activities. Thus, in this chapter, we turn our attention to the teaching skills ...

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